Crock pot vs. stove top - adjusting for a half recipe

Since there's only one of me and most of my friends are not big on spicy foods, if I half the recipe, would that impact cooking times in the crock pot? Conversely, if I opted to complete all the cooking on the stove top, how would that impact times with a half recipe? My crock pot doesn't have a saute setting, so I'll be starting it on the stove top anyway. This recipe looks great and I can't wait to try it. THANKS!!!

  • Posted by: Remy1234
  • February 27, 2022
Crock-Pot Jambalaya
Recipe question for: Crock-Pot Jambalaya


drbabs February 27, 2022
I have a slow cooker, but I much prefer jambalaya cooked on the stove top. You’re sautéing vegetables and aromatics on the stove as it is; why dirty another vessel? The advantage of letting it cook for a long time is that the flavors will meld together better. But the stove top will let the broth reduce much better than a slow cooker, so your flavors will concentrate better. I’ve been known to make a quick jambalaya with leftover cooked chicken and precooked and frozen rice. For me this recipe has way too much andouille. I generally use one link per two people, and slice it, cut the slices into small pieces, and sauté it with the aromatics. (Maybe if you did that it wouldn’t be too spicy for your friends….) Good luck. Jambalaya is easy and forgiving. Make it to your taste and enjoy.
KLS February 27, 2022
Jambaylaya does not need a long cook time, just till the rice is done after you finish the basic part of the recipe. I always make it stove top as I find doing any rice or pasta in a crock pot just doesn't turn out for me.
Cook on stove top as per recipe until the chicken is done, add other ingredients as stated, cook covered until rice is done, add shrimp .
You're good to go
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